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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.

SOSG Gives Back 2021

This year, we collaborated with @thevolunteerswitchboard to prepare THANK YOU cards for the front line workers and ENCOURAGEMENT cards to the patients at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Embracing the spirit of giving back, our staff, athlete leaders as well as youth leaders and volunteers came together to help prepare and wrap 150 sets of gifts for these children who are undergoing treatments and fighting for recovery at the hospital. We truly hope the message and gifts will warm their hearts as we share the fighting spirits of Special Olympics with them!


Thank you to the outgoing Executive Committee!

We extend our deepest thanks and sincere gratitude to the outgoing Executive Committee , Capt Roger Loh, Mr Lee Theng Ngee, Mrs Linda Prebhash, Ms Belinda Young and the rest of the Executive Committee members for their commitment in time and energy. As we look back on your time with us, please know that our achievements would not have been possible without all of you at the helm. Special thanks to members of our sub-committees for all their dedication and contributions. To our incoming Executive Committee We are very pleased to have all of you as part of the organisation and we believe with your guidance and support, we will further our mission to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.


Pesta Sukan 2021

Thanks to SportSG and the Singapore Floorball Association for making a special arrangement to host SOSG teams exclusively for an inter-outreach competition, we were able to put 11 teams onto the court for some great action and showcase of skills! The games were played in a 2 v 2 format which consists of 1 SOSG athlete and 1 Unified partner. For our basketball athletes, it was their very first attempt at competing in a mainstream 2 v 2 competition up against persons without intellectual disabilities. We are so proud of their courage and sportsmanship! This opportunity to expose our athletes in the competitive scene serves as a great push to continue striving for their best during their weekly training. Let’s continue to play our part in the fight against Covid’19 so that more competitions can be rolled out progressively. Photo credits to Singapore Floorball Association, Team Nila volunteer photographers: Kenneth Chua (Basketball) / Abd Rahman (Floorball)


Enjoying the great outdoors!

26 April 2021- Our Athletics Outreach training group consisting of 18 volunteers,11 athletes and 9 parents took a hike along Rail Corridor last Saturday covering 11km despite the over casted weather for our monthly outreach event. The group started from Hillview entrance and proceed along the whole of the rail corridor until to Jalan Bt Merah. The group members certainly enjoyed themselves, immersing in the nature and getting to know the newer athletes and parents better!


SOSG x Portrait From The Heart

In February 2021 , SOSG together with social enterprise, Portrait from the heart embarked on a studio photography course for some of our athletes who showed keen interest in taking photos. Photography is one of the best skills to learn which helps to boost creativity and inspiration. It is an innovative way to help people with ID appreciate their creative perspectives and express their feelings through visual arts!


Meet Tan Yee Shu: Fitness Leader and Weight-loss Role Model!

At the 2019 World Games, Tan Yee Shu was known as the talented and motivated captain of his Unified basketball team. He continued that leadership even after competitions and in-person training halted due to COVID-19. Instead of sitting around, Tan Yee Shu got busy. Despite lockdown, he took the initiative to lead virtual workouts with his team. The goal? To encourage everyone to get fit—together! And it worked. But it wasn’t easy. First, Tan Yee Shu had to find and contact all his Basketball teammates and get them interested in virtual fitness sessions. Then he had to plan and prepare the best list of exercises. He also had to teach several players how to use Zoom; he wanted to be sure to leave no one behind.


Athletes of SOSG

Here at Special Olympics, we celebrate the efforts of our athletes no matter how big or small. It is the effort that counts!